Ivan E. Zorn, age 84, of Jackson Center, Ohio passed away at 2:27 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2020 at Miami Valley Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.
He was born in Shelby County Ohio October 1, 1935, to the late Ernest A.R. and Mildred L. (Ludwig) Zorn. A brother, Edwin Zorn also preceded Ivan in death.
On August 6, 1955, he married Phyllis (Elsass) Zorn and she survives. He is also survived by his sons, Stephen (Becky) Zorn of Lakeview, Ohio, Mark Zorn of Illinois, Robert (Shelly) Zorn of Jackson Center and David (Tara) Zorn of Waynesfield, Ohio; grandchildren, Evan (Jess) Zorn, Ethan Zorn, Shannon (Dan) Roberts, Meghan (Garrett) Serr, Taryn, Kasen, and Tate Zorn; great grandchildren, Joey, Bryson, and Braxton Roberts, and Preston, Brendan, and Spencer Serr and several nieces and nephews.
Ivan was a graduate of Jackson Center High School, a Veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Jackson Center. He was a retired township trustee and long-time member of the Farm Bureau. Ivan enjoyed farming and attending all his sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events. He was a huge Jackson Center Tigers fan and could always been seen at their sporting events. Ivan also enjoyed riding his Kubota around Shelby County. All who loved and knew Ivan will miss him.
Ivan’s family will hold a private funeral service Monday, April 27, 2020 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Jackson Center.
To honor Ivan and his devotion to the county and farming community, the family asks all who wish to participate to line their farming equipment along State Route 65 at 1:30 p.m. April 27, 2020 for Ivan’s procession to pass by on the way to his final resting place at the Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson, Ohio.
On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Ivan’s family will have a memorial drive-thru from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bambauer Fertilizer & Seed 20910 Wise Rd. In Jackson Center.
The arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.
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